Eight branch cut glass and gilded ‘Oak Leaf’ Regency Chandelier

Eight branch cut glass and gilded ‘Oak Leaf’ Regency Chandelier

Eight branch cut glass and gilded ‘Oak Leaf’ Regency Chandelier

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Eight branch cut glass and gilded ‘Oak Leaf’ Regency Chandelier:
with finely-wrought oak leaf and acorn decoration to the gilt-bronze
rings; bearing eight candle branches with diamond-cut glass cups
and pans; dressed with graduated chains of cut glass prisms and
gilt capped ‘icicle’ pendants.Circa 1820, restored and rewired.

Height:40"-104.0cm
Width:28"-71.0cm

cut glass

Often now referred to as 'crystal', the glass was blown and shaped, then passed to a specialist cutter, who would polish and cut patterns to enhance its brilliance.

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

Regency

Named after the Prince Regent, later George IV, circa 1810 to 1830, the term is also used more widely to describe the prevailing English neo-classical style between the 1790s and 1840. In lighting, they used multiple cut-glass prisms to achieve as many reflections as possible such as 'double-stars' and 'icicles'. Two chandelier designs typical of this period are the colza oil dish light and the balloon-shaped chandelier with graduated chains of prisms.

'icicle' pendant

Tapered cut-glass pendant with multi-facetted cutting, in the shape of an icicle.

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